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international / elections / politics / other press Sunday November 04, 2007 20:33 by iosaf 11 comments (last - sunday december 30, 2007 18:34) 4 images
This other press text lets you the aware reader see the declaration which kicked off the 2007 state of Emergency in Pakistan.
It's a great little number which has already spawned a comprehensive encyclopedia page on English language wikipedia & means that the chances of numerous intelligent young Pakistani or Pakistani looking people, or even intelligent older people with Pakistani surnames getting their blogs noticed or opinions published are very good. It's great to be Pakistani. General Musharraf reckons his is the way to preserve that greatness whilst other worthy Pakistani politicians are coming out of the exile woodwork to volunteer to take him on. One favoured by RTE speaking from Saudi Arabia reckons things are going to Anarchy. Lovely you might think. Time to brush up on your coup d'etat statements & know this how to fight the mad mullahs. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / other press Tuesday October 23, 2007 19:15 by C Murray 3 comments (last - friday october 26, 2007 11:18)
Our sports are tribal with The Rebel County being one that comes to mind but our constituency
boundaries are being changed and the geographers along with the Political commentators
have begun questioning the wisdoms of the Reform Commission. I have garnered Little
except that Dun Laoighre is to lose a seat and areas of Limerick will be moved into a
Kerry North Constituency, which to honest sounds confusing. There is a big constituency to be
created in the North Western Region and Leitrim is effected, according to the I.T commentator
Leitrim will not return a TD. read full story / add a comment
international / elections / politics / news report Sunday October 21, 2007 20:00 by Damien Moran 16 comments (last - friday october 26, 2007 17:47) 5 images
mayo / elections / politics / news report Friday October 19, 2007 17:50 by Cllr Keith Martin 16 comments (last - monday october 22, 2007 02:01)
Cllr Keith Martin is encouraging the citizens of Mayo to take part in the review of Local Government, which was launched recently by the Minister of the Environment John Gormley TD. read full story / add a comment
international / elections / politics / news report Thursday September 06, 2007 18:08 by 1 of 9 5 comments (last - saturday september 08, 2007 13:20) 1 image
Last January the US "global" newspaper "The International Herald Tribune" ran a short story on rumours that the Venezuelan government were going to restrict future parents in the state of the same name to a list of 100 names. As a story it was surprisingly good & even though in my humble opinion it came up to the scratch of the now near institutionalised regular the funny names foreigners & enemies give their spawn stakes it wasn't really picked up no by either pro+Chav or anti-Chav factions in the worldwide socialist or antisocialist family. During the summer commercial media turned their attention again to the delightful parents of mythic China who have been struggling through the much maligned courts of that land for the right to call their baby boy "@ at" which as well as being the international internet protocol for email addresses approximates to the mandarin form "is loved". Then the Venezuelan silly name story came back. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / other press Thursday August 23, 2007 16:02 by Pobail 7 comments (last - monday august 27, 2007 15:15) 1 image
The resignation of Pat Rabbitte should be welcomed by those on the left in Ireland, both inside and outside the Labour party. Rabbitte’s record has shown him to be a corrosive element on the Irish left, bitterly opposed to Sinn Féin, the largest political force on the left in Ireland, and all too willing to move the Labour Party to the centre-right and align with Fine Gael, adopting many of their policies wholesale.
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Kazakhstan as we all know is where Borat comes from. & in keeping with their post-Soviet democratic traditions they've just celebrated a general election with results which could probably cause even Ahern or Brown to go quite puice green with envy.
The Fatherland's Ray of Light "Nur Otan" party has won all the seats in the parliament. Quite. every single one of them.
Of course people are wondering were the elections fair - but nobody is calling Jimmy Carter quite yet because seemingly according to some mystical election pillar of Western life, there has never been a fair election in Kazakhstan.......so it doesn't matter then. Meanwhile the Kazakhs look forward to oil and gas revenue the new Russian/Chinese pipeline through their country will bring. Puice. lovely colour. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / other press Friday August 17, 2007 01:08 by Fergus O'Connor 211 comments (last - wednesday february 02, 2011 13:18) 1 image
The link is to a piece on the newly-appointed Senator, Eoghan Harris.
It extols his vast political experience from his trenchcoat republican days in Cork to his current senatorial elevation.
The writer of the piece says that Senator Harris' Marxism will be a welcome addition to Seanad Eireann.
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national / elections / politics / other press Wednesday August 15, 2007 09:07 by John mcDermott 2 comments (last - wednesday august 15, 2007 18:37)
Discredited former T.D. gets 100,000 per annum sinecure in the Seanad(to keep his mouth shut?)
Ivor the Engine is waiting in the Seanad to relaunch his career.
The High Court hearing of the Taxiplate owners compensation case taken against the state, and its various agencies, by solicitors,Obrien McMahon Downes has been delayed as the state has asked for a sixteen week adjournment to enable it defend its corner.It will be early 2008 before the case reaches the Four Goldmines.It may cost the taxpayer 200 million euros.Bertie Ahern and his special envoy Ivor Callely are central to this issue.
http://www.soldiersofdestiny.org/iscallelyacrooktoo.htm read full story / add a comment
European Green Party General Secretary Juan Behrend recently visited the U.S. and spoke on several occasions about the challenges and opportunities European Greens face/ have faced in coalition government, and these videos capture his presentations. read full story / add a comment
international / elections / politics / news report Monday August 13, 2007 12:48 by Damien Moran 8 comments (last - sunday october 21, 2007 18:17) 2 images
national / elections / politics / other press Monday August 13, 2007 10:33 by Cedar 3 comments (last - monday october 08, 2007 18:05)
In the aftermath of the setback for the broad left in the May 2007 elections there has been a substantial focus in both establishment and alternative media about the implications for Sinn Féin and, to a slightly lesser extent, the Labour party.
Yet it is perhaps the Socialist Party that suffered the most....... read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / news report Monday July 23, 2007 16:07 by Maurice Ross 40 comments (last - thursday july 26, 2007 19:30)
Counting began today on the 43 seats on the 5 Vocational panels. Tomorrow counting of the University seats begins. Early indications show that the voting pacts between Greens and Fianna Fáil and between Sinn Féin and Labour are holding up. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / news report Tuesday July 17, 2007 20:37 by Clive Sullish 18 comments (last - thursday september 06, 2007 18:29) 3 images
Perhaps indicating disenchantment with their new Minister for the Environment, Green Party members gave John Gormley a less-than-overwhelming mandate in the leadership election which concluded today.
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Tom Johnson Summer School
Venue: Menlo Park Hotel, Galway
from Friday, July 13th - Sunday, July 15th
organised by Labour Youth
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Prior to the recent Dail election, the one constant prediction had been of very large gains for Sinn Fein. In the event, the party made a modest gain in its vote share, from 6.5% to 6.9%, a credible gain in absolute votes from 120,000 to 140,000, but failed to win any new seats and suffered the high-profile loss of Sean Crowe in Dublin South-West. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / news report Sunday July 08, 2007 15:48 by Maurice Ross 2 comments (last - monday july 09, 2007 13:32)
The Green Party leadership have requested all their Councillors and TDs to vote with an inspector present to make sure they vote for Fianna Fail candidates. read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / news report Sunday July 01, 2007 18:09 by Maurice Ross 57 comments (last - tuesday july 24, 2007 12:46)
In the upcoming Seanad general election Sinn Féin will instruct its Councillors and TDs to vote for Fianna Fáil candidates in many of the panels (constituencies). In an election that would otherwise see the Government in a minority in the Upper House SF's decision will greatly help Ahern retain a majority. read full story / add a comment
sligo / elections / politics / news report Wednesday June 20, 2007 19:03 by Jake E Lee 67 comments (last - thursday june 26, 2008 08:59)
Former Labour Cllr Declan Bree has continued with supporting the Labour/FF pact on Sligo Borough and County Council despite leaving the Labour party recently read full story / add a comment
national / elections / politics / other press Friday June 15, 2007 23:20 by Casement Fan 16 comments (last - sunday june 17, 2007 23:02)
The Justice section of the new program for government as published by the greens includes some choice encroachments on civil liberties. read full story / add a comment